Volume 12 | June 11, 2018
How prepared is Wisconsin to deal with
Foot-and-Mouth Disease?
Worrying about foreign animal diseases like the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can keep veterinarians and regulators up at night. The threat posed to animal agriculture if that disease reared its ugly head can’t be overestimated. For Wisconsin’s State Veterinarian, Dr. Paul McGraw, FMD has been at the top of his list for some time.

His Division of Animal Health staff has been stretched thin investigating swine that have vesicles which look like they could be caused by FMD – a disease that can affect all animals with cloven hooves. These regulators have sampled 1,758 pigs and conducted 701 investigations on pigs that had these symptoms. Happily, none were positive for FMD.
WLIC Sells WI-Origin Tags
WLIC is selling Wisconsin-branded tags, as well as readers and taggers on our website in the online store!

The WLIC online store gives producers several options for purchasing the WI-Origin™ tags, including choice of style, color and price. Other preferences include a selection of both RFID (radio frequency identification), or non-RFID tags.

WLIC is competitively priced and all proceeds will be used to fund our programs and services. In addition, Allflex, USA, provides WLIC with a 10-cent rebate for every Wisconsin-branded tag sold.
Meet Our Members
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AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Cooperative Network
DeWitt, Ross & Stevens Law Firm
Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Merry-Water Farms
Milwaukee Stockyards LLC
National Dairy Herd Improvement Association
Semex USA
Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
Wisconsin Pork Association
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association
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